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issues they tried to combine them into one. >> it's congress. you know they do that. >> thank you so much joe jackson. appreciate seeing you this morning. >> good to see you. happy holidays. >> to you, too. >> it is 25 after the top of the hour. coming up the state department says they were off the job. now they won't say if the officials blamed for the benghazi attack are back at work. which is it? thentis the season of giving. which celeb tops the list when it comes to the giving part as opposed to receiving. in 1932 radio city music hall opened. ♪ give a little bit give a little bit of your time to me ♪ mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. he started to a few low energy days and things snowballed from there. probably exactly
based on congress -- i don't know, but thank you for the commentary. have a great new year. >> thank you, gerri. gerri: we will be right back with my "two cents more" and my "two cents more" and my answers the question of the day. how much did you spend this christmas season? stay with us. [ male announcer ] at scottrade, you won't just find us online, u'll also find us in person, with dedicated support teams at over 500 branches nationwide. so when you call or visit, you can ask for a name you know. because personal service starts with a real person. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. our support teams are nearby, ready to help. it's no wonder so many investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. you realize that 49 million americans struggle with hunger? that's one out of every 6 americans. these people are around us every day. they're our friends, they're our coworkers, their kids go to school with our kids. sometime we're not even aware that they're struggling. this problem is closer than you think, but so is the solution. announcer: play a rol
the mainstream in congress, but congress is its own animal. >> heather hurlburt, thank you very much for walking us through this tonight. >> thanks for having me. >>> a real-life medical triumph achieved by a fake tv doctor. this story is great, i promise. >>> the actor jack klugman died this week on christmas eve. he was 90 years old. by the late 1970s to early '80s, he was already very famous, starring in the sitcom "the odd couple" and later starring in "quincy." quincy episodes were often ripped right from the headlines, so when quincy's brother heard about a heading on why pharmaceutical companies were not spending money on diseases, diseases named orphan diseases for this reason, no profit motive to try to cure them. so klugman's brother wrote an episode about it in 1981. the disease was correct. the episode was called "seldom silent, seldom heard." jack klugman was testifying on capitol hill himself in front of waxman's subcommittee about how to convince drug makers to work on orphan diseases despite the fact they would not necessarily get rich doing it in the private sector. klugman got
crisis, and they're required to submit that report to congress by this coming july. >> axelrod: dr. jon lapook, thank you. china now has the longest high- speed train line in the world. it runs 1,400 miles from beijing to the city of guangjo, about the distance from new york to miami. the chinese train can make the trip in eight hours. it would take amtrak 30 hours. in los angeles, people lined up to turn in their guns. find out why when we come back. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ thank you. >> axelrod: today, los angeles responded to the newtown tragedy by starting their gun buyback sooner. they needed two sprawling sites including a sports arena. >> they're hunting rifles. >> reporter: angela atkins came to the los angeles gun buy-back with two hunting rifles and thoughts of the children who died in newtown, connecticut. >> it was emotional. i cried. and i just felt li
networking. she served on president obama technology working group and delivered its group to congress and youth safety on the internet and you can read her plug. how's that for a plug? >> thank you very much. our parents guide is free and can be distributed at schools or parent nights or whatever, so we're happy to make them available to you at connect safety .org so a little bit more of the big picture. this is amazing panel of people who have resources and campaigns that can support and reinforce your fine work. so i am glad you stayedand we learned about bullying and preventions and solutions and just to reinforce getting the accurate picture bullying is a serious problem but it's not an epidemic. it's not on the rise. daift finkelhorn and director of the research center university of new hampshire and reviewed studies and bullying among youth is actually down in recent years. his colleague have actually stopped using the term of "bullying" and refer to peer aggression and i can go into definitions but i won't bore you. a subset of bullying is also not on the rise and based
-and-file members of congress get involved and take this over. thanks for being with us. >> i have been hooked up for days and i'm ready to go back. shibani: the best and worst of online shopping sites may have been rated. attention online shoppers, we will tell you who scored highest and lowest coming up next. dennis: airlines are making millions of of add-on fees for legroom and the like and we will tell you why the government is investigating. they don't want anyone making money anywhere it seems like and raising the minimum wage will mean more robots taking over your jobs. shibani: as we do every dime let's look at oil is trading after 2.5% increase backing of a little bit just over $0.50 a barrel. shibani: 15 past the hour, time for a check on stocks. dennis: team coverage. sanders smith and trading pits of the cme, biggest movers and commodities. the dow is down triple digits. >> the dow was down 100 points on the dow jones industrials just holding on to that 13,000 mark, 13,016 on the dow. that is a loss of 1/4%. the tech having nasdaq has seen accelerated selling at this point as well. th
after the first of the year and when the new congress gets in place. steve hayes, jeffrey cleveland, doug cote tee, thanks for joining us on melissa francis's "money". >> thank you. adam: the eia says the u.s. will become the world's top oil producer by the end of the decade but one influential oil group says, not so fast. did the bold prediction go too far? the answer may sound crude. >>> plus iran demands fresh terms to renew inspections of its nuclear program. is it ready to come back to the negotiating table or is ahmadinejad bluffing to buy critical time? more "money" coming up. ♪ copd makes it hard to breathe, but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replacfast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of
continues. >> thank goodness she's okay. thank you very much. president ob yaum and members of congress heading back to washington after a break but e. avoid the fiscal cliff. official says they don't know of any significant strides towards a compromise being made for the long christmas weekend. >> president obama spent part of the christmas day greeting thanking service member autos thanks for the work. >> knowing there are steeper cuts and the president is giving it a last shot, cutting short his vacation, returning to washington, d.c. tomorrow to try to hammer out a last minute deal with congressional republicans. if there is no break through, every american will be hit with higher taxes. a schoolteacher with two kids and a salary of $43,000 will face a tax hike of $3,000. the super rich like lebron james would see his tax goes up more thanhóÁ$2.4 million this year. >> i want us to not go over the cliff. i think it hurts the country. >> middle class people shouldn't have tax goes up?(héq $2,000 a year, we should start making some meaningful reform on debt. >> going over the fiscal
. january 3rd is the new congress. in the days after that, that's the inertia it scenario. >> gentlemen, thanks so that. i appreciate it. >>> we want to bring in today's panel s perry bacon, democratic strategy margie omero, and chip saltzmann. i want to talk about with what steve la tourette had to say today being interviewed on cnn. >> this isn't a one party or a one house problem. this is leaders of both parties and all branches of the government not willing to make the deal they know they have to make. everybody wants to play the blame game. this is about to put us over the edge. >> perry, i want to start with you. if perception is reality and the blame is going to matter to somebody, which side is it really going to matter to? ivities the blame is on both sides. what's driven this whole process is republicans are very opposed to -- just the republicans who will vote for any tax increase. we learned last week from the plan b vote. once we go over the cliff, republicans are ready for a tax cut, not an increase. right now that's what the big challenge is. >> chip, is that the biggest
. roping off the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress return, but they will need support from house republicans to pass the deal. is congress any closer to a compromise? >> a small village in the dominican republic has a new school thanks in part to local administrator. i have details, next. >> of baltimore school administrator is making a difference around the globe. >> this is great. she volunteered for a week in dominican republic and helped build a new school their. >> claire donehower is the assistant principal at the kennedy krieger school in baltimore. she took on another role as a volunteer in a mission to the dominican republic. >> i think it was a unique chance to take my love of working with kids and bring it into a completely different area. >> she was one of 40 volunteers chosen to complete the elementary school in a small village. they did everything from building walls with cinderblocks to painting to stuccoing. but her favorite part was interacting with the community. >> it was such a powerful experience and different than i expected. i wanted to save everyone from t
that has brought us to this place. those are the type of reforms long term that will get the congress working correctly again. >> it's a great and important point. thank you for coming "outfront" congressman. "outfront" next, after a string of mass shootings across this country, arizona's attorney general is pushing a plan to arm school principals. are more guns really the answer? >>> plus, a deadly winter storm hits the east coast. a nightmare for thousands of travelers coming home from the holidays. >>> and new details on the condition of former president george h.w. bush. now, here's one that will make you feel alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max says ha. c-max says wheeee. which is what you get, don't you see? cause c-max has lots more horsepower than prius v, a hybrid that c-max also bests in mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. trying to find a better job can likbe frustrating.gs, so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe
that will get the congress working correctly again. >> it's a great and important point. thank you for coming "outfront" congressman. "outfront" next, after a string of mass shootings across this country, arizona's attorney general is pushing a plan to arm school principals. are more guns really the answer? >>> plus, a deadly winter storm hits the east coast. a nightmare for thousands of travelers coming home from the holidays. >>> and new details on the condition of former president george h.w. bush. why do toys for tots and hasbro trust duracell to power their donated toys? duralock power preserve. it locks in power for up to 10 years in storage. guaranteed. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. duracell with duralock. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs f
about it. we have concerns of other social safety net as our congress is on the fiscal cliff and we're all bracing for hopefully good things to happen, as they've been happening in our world class city. so, i want to again thank salvation army for helping us be the world class city that we are, giving ourselves the world class heart that we always have. so, happy thanksgiving, everybody, and let's get to these nude turkeys. [laughter] (applause) >> thank you very much, mr. mayor. and thank you so much for being here. you can carve while i do some more talking here. if you'll pay attention to the marvelous things they're doing with the turkey carving. we have 6,000 pounds of turkey here, believe it or not, 1400 pounds of green beans, 1600 pounds of yams. it's been cooking for 4-1/2 days around the clock back in that lovely little kitchen of ours. and all that work did not disrupt the usual activities, 360 meals, 400 sandwiches for homeless people. they're still baking the brownies cakes and cookies. 300 delivery routes, 500 volunteers, 6100 meals to seniors and shut-ins. the meal, ro
very, very well this year, lisa, and there's some suggestion if congress doesn't get it together before the new year, markets may force them to do so. we'll be talking more about that later in the show. lisa, thanks so much. we'll check in with you later. >>> piling on the concerns, treasury secretary tim geithner has warned congress hat u.s. will reach its debt ceiling on monday. that is when the government reaches its legal borrowing limit. now, this could pose a bigger threat to the nation's credit rating than the fiscal cliff. treasury can keep the government operating for a few weeks using emergency measures, but congress needs to act on this too to avoid a full-blown debt crisis. alina cho. joins us with the ret of the top stories. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital with an elevated fever. he is on a liquid diet an his condition is listed as guarded. his spokesman quotes him as saying i'm determined not to be dprumpy with all of this. >>> toyota has agreed to pay up in a major way, $1.1 billion to settle a class action suit over s
in all washington, d.c., area stores. now, if congress does not act, experts believe the economy will fall back into a mild recession, duarte, by mid-2013. >> it's a tough situation. tara mergener in washington. thanks. >> coming up on the "morning news," shark tank soaker caught on tape. the glass of an aquarium suddenly bursts, drenching spectators and sending fish flying. this is the "cbs morning news." one day george got an important letter. he's built a rocket ship to travel into space." google, how far is earth to the moon? the moon is 238,900 miles... "the great moment had come." 3, 2, 1... [ giggling ] and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fata
, have a great new years. gerri: take care. >> thank you. gerri: when we come back, how does he jump the fiscal cliff talks? and some new years resolutions on congress. we will be right back. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty mh access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. gerri: it is official coming house will be back to deal with the fiscal cliff monday afternoon. harry reid asked the politicians to blame john boehner for everything. joining me now, chairman and cofounder. great to have you back. i mean, come on, harry reid was crazy today. >> american people i don't think understand the house of representatives is operating without the house of representatives. it iit's being operated with a dictatorship of t
for members of congress to vote for a tax cut which is what they are voting for than what right now they are voting for a tax increase. >> thank you. we'll continue to watch it along with you. >> more raw politics now with david girgin and alice stewart. good to see all after you. maria i'll start with you tonight. you have been around washington excite a while and watched these 11th hour negotiations. it seems that democrats will not budge on their insistence that the taxes be raised for the wealthiest americans. >> it does. i think a couple of things are at work here. the first one is you said it. democrats are not going to budge. and i don't think that they should. if there was one thing that was clear about what president obama and the democrats campaigned on, this past election cycle and by the way he won, was exactly this fall back plan or the small piece of tax cuts being extended for 98% of american families and 97% of small businesses. there is a bill in the senate sitting there right now that the house could actually vote on. they don't need to wait for anything to pass th
to strike a deal on. that would be also on other legislation that would come up with 113th congress. democrats want to ensure they have 55 votes when the 113th congress begins on january 3rd. >> senior political editor mark murray for us on this thursday, appreciate it, sir. >> thank you, craig. >>> outrage of russian president vladimir putin's decision to sign a bill to block americans from adopting russian children and a video of a squarm bursting in a shopping mall. details on that story around the "news nation." [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket costs. call today to request a free decision guide to help you better understand what medicare is all about. and which aarp medicare supplement plan work
, brenda buttner. >> doug: thank you. lawmakers have two being assignments to finish before the end of the year. up next, i ask the fox all-stars if congress can get it all done. lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. i played a round of golf.id in the last five hours? then i read a book while teaching myself how to play guitar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. they don't help single moms. hi! hi! [ sarah ] what happened to our house last year? [ daughters ] it flooded and the water flooded out. yeah. [ sarah ] the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and take care of them. you know? i f
, thank you very much. [applause] >> next, and to raise with to retiring members of congress. dan burton of indiana talks about his 30 years in congress. followed by senator kent conrad on his 26-year career. and a discussion on corporations and stock values. dan burton is retiring from the house this year after 30 years in office. the 15-term congressman represents the fifth district in east central indiana which includes parts of indianapolis and the surrounding suburbs. earlier he talked with c-span about his past investigations of the collective demonstration and the oversight ruled congress. this is 30 minutes. as you exit the institution how would you say it stated? >> it has changed a great deal. it is not the same as when i came 1983. there seemed to be more comedy. tip o'neill was speaker. i will never forget he was the first time he was on the floor raising cane with democrats. he had someone take his place and he came down and started giving me the dickens. after that we became very good friends and played golf together. michael was a wonderful leader. there was a spirit of ca
this christmas. you're not the only one keeping track, santa. thank you for being up with us this thursday, december 27th. there is a lot to talk about, including a new warning from treasury secretary tim geithner. he is now telling congress that the u.s. government will reach its borrowing limit by next monday, the 31st. remember how much fun the last debt ceiling fight was? well, that news comes as president obama rushes home to washington, cutting short his hawaiian vacation in order to resume talks on the fiscal cliff. there are just five days remaining to strike a deal. we'll get to all that in a moment, but first, we begin with a massive winter storm that made holiday travel miserable for millions of americans, including me! winter storm euclid -- what, are we naming snowstorms now? euclid. you can lid? well, euclid blanketed much of the eastern half of the country yesterday, dropping blizzard-like conditions and record snowfall in the midwest, and by late afternoon, euclid moved northeast, bringing traffic to a standstill, forcing the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights on one o
and jeff in. >> all right, chip thank you very much. >>> the world's largest coffee chain is sending a message to congress about the fiscal cliff. for the rest of the week, employees in the washington, d.c., area will all write "come together" on starbucks cups instead of consumers' names. in an online letter starbucks ceo howard schultz says the company has responsibility to send a respectful and optimistic message. >>> hawaii lieutenant governor brian schatz was chosen yesterday to succeed senator daniel inouye who died last week. schatz is now flying to washington on air force one with president obama. he could be sworn in as early as today. >>> we may swear to our doctors that we're getting checked for cancer, but a new study finds we're actually dropping the ball. the university of miami study found the general public did not meet any government recommendations for cancer screenings except for colorectal cancer. cancer survivors had higher screening rates and they got recommended cancer screenings for all types except cervical cancer. but the study also s
to leave it there. thank you, guys. >> thanks, eric. >> head of all those returns, numbers are out. did christmas >>> the nation's fear of falling is growing. aew poll shows nearly half the nation thinks congress and the president will be unable to reach a deal meaning major tax changes for every american. molly, you broke it down. doit one more time. >> tax going up for almost everyone immediately if we go over the fiscal cliff and it will take a toll on family budgets. the numbers from the tax picy center, for those whose taxes go up, this is the average hit o top of what they already pay. below $10,000, they pay an average of $300 more. down the chart, between 40 and 50,000, they'll pay an extra $1,700. the next set of numbers. 50 to $75,000, they'll have to find an extra $2,300 to send to washington. if you manage to makee over $200,000, you send a che to uncle sam for about $14,000 additionally. the highest wage earne, $500,000 to a million, they'll pay an average of $34,000 more. over a million, the i.r.s. will want you to send $216,000 additional dollars on top of what you alread
the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from oregon. mr. wyden: thank you, mr. president. first i would just like to strongly support your amendment, mr. president. it seems to me given how little most members of congress know about the actual impact of the law, the shorter extension period as envisioned by the distinguished chairman of the judiciary committee makes a lot of sense. i also think it makes sense to have the intelligence community inspector general conduct an audit of you howe the fisa amendments act authority has been used. and once again, we've had this discussion about how much everybody already knows about how the nasa amendments act -- fisa amendments act affects the operations of this program and law-abiding americans. i would just have to respectfully disagree, and i would ask senators as we've touched on in the course of the afternoon, whether they know if anyone has ever estimated how many u.s. phone calls and emails have been warrantlessly collected under this statute. senator udall and i have asked this very simple question: has ther
of congress coming from the perimeters. we can talk about gerrymandering of districts and the whole process that brought us to this place. >> it's a great and important point. thank you for coming "outfront" tonight. "outfront" next, after a string of mass shootings across this country, arizona's attorney general is pushing a plan to arm school principals. are more guns really the answer? plus, a deadly winter storm hits the east coast. a nightmare for thousands of travelers coming home from the holidays and new details on the condition of george h.w. bush. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant.
it is easier for members of congress to vote for a tax cut, which would be what they are voting for if everyone's taxes go up, than some people a tax increase. >> dana bash, we will continue to watch it with you. thank you. >> thank you. >>> more raw politics now with senior political analyst david gergen, and alice stewart former snowstorm and backman 2012 spokeswoman. good to see you. you have been around washington for quite a while and watched the 11th hour negotiations. it seems democrats are not going to budge from their insistence that taxes be raised on wealthier americans. does it seem like we are going to be headed off the cliff? >> it does. i was optimistic that perhaps the holiday season and hope springing eternal that we could get there. i think a couple of things are at work here. first is you said it, democrats are not going to budge. i don't think they should. if there is one thing that was incredibly clear about what president obama and the democrats campaigned on this past election cycle and oh, by the way, the won, was this fall-back plan or the small piece of tax cuts being
the people who the center here. >> thank you for spending time with us. >> i've enjoyed it. >> c-span's conversations with retiring members of congress continues. later tonight, join us with -- for a sit-down we recently had with retiring democratic nebraska congressman senator ben nelson. that is at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. and about 40 minutes later, interviews with two retiring house members. first, a california republican jerry lewis, who chaired the powerful public relations committee, and then later, a conversation with representative lynn woolsey compliance unofficially known as the matriarch of the anti-war movement in congress. and we told you earlier that lisa jackson has announced her decision to leave the obama administration in january. a little bit of her statement -- "i want to thank president obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my position as the environmental protection agency administrator. there is much more on the agenda -- air pollution, toxic channel -- a toxic chemical
that is upon us. patti ann: that is good news for us. stuart varney, thank you as always. >> thank you. gregg: the debt ceiling first established in 1917. since then the debt limit has been raised 102 times, congress voted to raise the debt limit, 11 times since 2001. right now the national debt is over 16 trillion dollars and counting every second. there it is. patti ann: meanwhile hopes of a budget deal in washington and higher home prices are combining to send the price of oil back up again. heating oil rising four cents to more than $3 a gallon. wholesale gasoline rising six cents to $2.78 a gallon. current national average is $3.26. national gas up 4 cents to 3.38 for 1000 cubic feet. gregg: we are taking a dangerous winter storm blamed for nine death at this hour. that storm is slamming the northeast. this is video from worcester, massachusetts. this was actually this morning. you can see what folks are trying to deal with there. the storm hitting the middle of the country overnight. dumping more than a foot and a half of snow in some areas grounding flights up in the air, stranding tra
, and we're sure that he will come out and say thank you to all of the community and all the marines and all the members of congress who banded together in a bipartisan way to get john home for christmas. amen. jon: yeah. it was a job well done, and, you know, i know your office shares in the -- >> a pleasure. jon: -- as well, and just getting him home for christmas, some people thought it would take a miracle, and it happened. congresswoman ileana ros-lehtinen, thank you. harris: the u.s. labor department reports new claims for jobless benefits dropped last week by about 12,000 to an estimated 350,000. there are still well more than 12 million americans, though, out of work. we do know that. and as we have seen, new jobs most up come from small businesses. time now to spotlight small business owners and how they find a way to thrive in this tough economy. kathy dino is cofounder of painting with a twist. she has a simple conception; a little paint, a little wine and a lot of fun. kathy, thanks for being here. i tweeted this morning seeking feedback from your customers, and, boy, did
. congress must act to preserve americans' constitutional right to be secure in their persons, their papers and effects and against unreasonable searches and seizures. thank you very much, mr. president. i note the absence of a quorum. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: will the senator suspend his request? the senator from montana. mr. tester: mr. president, thank you. i want to visit about the fisa amendments act, and i want to thank senator wyden for his leadership on this issue and for offering an amendment to this act that i have cosponsored, and i'll speak on it in just a minute. on our vote tomorrow, i will say that i will reluctantly -- i reluctantly plan to oppose the vote on the fisa amendment's bill tomorrow when we get to final passage. there are many reasons for that. i am not naive. i do understand there are people out there who want to do harmful things to our nation. i very much appreciate the folks in the intelligence community who do difficult behind-the-scenes work that keeps us all safe. but at the same time i believe that our civil liberties and our right
we have today. we will be having a sign. thank you for coming today. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> later tonight, more interviews with members of congress. we will start with retiring democrat ben nelson. he served two terms and was part of the so-called gang of 14 that helped negotiate a compromise over judicial nominations. about 40 minutes later, interviews with two retiring house members. first, house republican jerry lewis, who chairs the appropriations committee. later, california democrat lynn woolsey on her work in congress. >> there are cynics who say that a party platform is something nobody bothers to read that does not often amount to much. whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, i believe the republican party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable colors with no pastel shades. >> you see the evolution of reagan as a politician. he talks in this speech about hope and about the future, and about an america free of having nuclear weapons aim
days and count, how close could congress cut it if we get close to a fiscal cliff deal at all? representative peter welch with insight when we're back in two. let's give thanks - for an idea. a grand idea called america. the idea that if you work hard, if you have a dream, if you work with your neighbors... you can do most anything. this led to other ideas like liberty and rock 'n' roll. to free markets, free enterprise, and free refills. it put a man on the moon and a phone in your pocket. our country's gone through a lot over the centuries and a half. but this idea isn't fragile. when times get tough, it rallies us as one. every day, more people believe in the american idea and when they do, the dream comes true. we're grateful to be a part of it. omnipotent of opportunity. you know how to mix business... with business. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i could get used to this. [ male announcer ] yes, you could business pro. yes, you coul
will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: god of all creation we give you thanks for giving us another day as this chair lies silent still we pray for hope as americans experience anxiety about their future. send a spirit of wisdom and good judgment upon the leaders of congress that they experience peace on earth among all good men and women. this is for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces its approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 rule 1, the journal is approved. mr. kucinich: join us as we pledge aliegesance to the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does distinguished majority whip, the gentleman from maryland rise. mr. hoyer: ask to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hoyer: thank you very much, mr. speaker. we are in pro forma session. pro forma session i
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